Lori Bennett Tapped As PD For WDVD
February 5, 2013 at 11:47 AM (PT)
CUMULUS SVP/Corporate Programming JAN JEFFRIES has announced the promotion of Talk WJR-A & Hot AC WDVD/DETROIT Promotion & Marketing Dir. LORI BENNETT to the post of PD/afternoon personality at WDVD. She's filling the post that RON HARRELL vacated when he joined CBS/DALLAS last year, (NET NEWS 9/6/12).
JEFFRIES told ALL ACCESS, "We've interviewed many talented folks in the last couple of months, and in the tradition of CUMULUS, we love to promote talented people from within, and I'm so pleased that we have LORI BENNETT right in our own building. LORI, who formerly programmed WNIC years back, has a keen understanding of the market and of the strengths of WDVD.
"Her quality of organization, leadership, on-air skills -- which she'll use in afternoon drive -- and her ability to work closely with others in the building all make LORI the perfect candidate for this post. She's the real deal and will do a terrific job for us leading forward at WDVD."
BENNETT told ALL ACCESS, "I couldn't be more thrilled and am looking forward to working with JAN JEFFRIES and this incredible WDVD team into the next chapter of radio greatness! Being a DETROIT native, I have to make the car analogy ... this is like being handed the keys to the finest racing machine in the MOTOR CITY. I have great respect for how its been built and will be the best caretaker of its engine. I thank JAN, SCOTT MEIER and of course, JOHN and LEW DICKEY for this amazing opportunity here in my hometown."